Nathan Fears

Nathan Fears, MA, CAC lll,
Certified Interventionist
Certified Recovery Coach

Nathan’s 38 year career has taken him from coast to coast, north to south and straight into the hearts of thousands of people he helped overcome addiction.

Fear’s journey began at the University of Arizona where he graduated with BA in Counseling Psychology and Correctional Administration and he hasn’t looked back. Throughout his career Nathan has helped addicted teens and adults, their families, troubled youths, and people with mental health disorders, He has held impressive positions in hospitals, treatment centers and penal facilities such as CEO, COO, Program Director, Clinical Director, Recovery Coach, Counselor, Interventionist and Assistant Warden at the Arizona Boys Ranch Correctional Facility.

However, with all of these remarkable accomplishments, Nathan will be the first one to tell you that his greatest reward can be seen in the healthy and smiling faces of the people he has touched.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Chief Executive Officer                                                  Fallen Leaves Recovery Center Miami Fl

September 2015 – Present                                           Member of the Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer                                                Divine Intervention Care LLC  Fort Lauderdale Fl

2010 – present – specializing in interventions, consulting and program development

Recovery Clinician – Lighthouse Network                                    National Christian Based Recovery Center

2014 – present – consultant, interventionist

Program Consultant, Interventionist, Marketer                                   Espiga Health LLC Miami FL

2014 – Present

Consultant and Marketing                    Florida house, Deerfield Beach & Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center, 2011 – Present                                        Fort Lauderdale

Chief Operating Officer                   Inspirations Youth & Families Residential Treatment Program; Fort Lauderdale, Fl

2008 – 2011 – Developed and implemented adolescent PHP/IOP facility and program

Consultant and Clinical Director                                                          Treatment Centers of America; Fort Lauderdale Fl

2005 – Program placement and assessment services

National Director of Program Development Adolescent Services                          CRC Health; San Jose, CA

2004-2005 – Oversee adolescent programs at facilities owned and operated by Comprehensive Recovery Centers. Programs include C.D., mental health, sexually aggressive males and eating disorders.

National Marketing Specialist/Program Development                        The Caron Foundation; Wyoming, Pennsylvania

2003-2004

Chief Operating Officer                                                                          Family Behavioral Health Hospital; Sunrise, Fl

2002-2003

Supervised all day to day operations of 100 bed chemical dependency and psychiatric hospital. Responsible for all admissions, clinical services, discharges and after care programs. Developed and marketed adolescent programs and developed hospital website

Chief Operating Officer Woodside Hospital, LLC; Newport News, Virginia

1994-2002

Responsible for management of 66 bed facility, preparation and successful completion of JCAHO survey and State Accreditation survey.  Clinical training of all department heads and front line staff. Developed yearly budgets, policies and procedures.

Program Director                                                  Piedmont Behavioral Health Center; Leesburg, Virginia

Restructured and implemented Adolescent Behavioral Health program servicing severe oppositional defiant and dual diagnosis adolescents. Provided direct training to all divisions of patient care. Marketed new program to local, state, national and government contracts. Provided in depth training to therapists in cultural diversity, crisis prevention training and sexual offenders training.

 

Director of Program Development/Director of Adolescent Services                   The Terraces; Ephrata, PA

Developed and implemented Adolescent Treatment Program servicing most severe conduct disordered adolescents. Provided clinical management services to all divisions of patient care; including nursing, case managers and line staff. Developed, facilitated and marketed adolescent program with local, state, out of state and government contracts. Developed and marketed Adolescent Sexual Offenders Program to local, state and out of state markets. Provided clinical training for case managers and line staff in sexual offender’s treatment and cultural diversity and crisis prevention training.

Consultant                                                                                    Lakeville School District; Lakeville, Minnesota

September 1995-1997

A key contributor and advisor in the Cultural Diversity Program within the district. Developed and implemented Cultural Diversity Program for Lakeville Junior and Senior High Schools.

Consultant                                                                                   MCC Behavioral Care; Eden Prairie, Minnesota

November 1993-1997

Developed telemarketing research program for managed health care survey. Provided supervision with staff regarding health care system issues. Developed prospect list of new potential markets.

Director of Inpatient Services                                                                 Oakwood Hospital; Rockford, Illinois

1992- November 1993

(Affiliated with National Medical Enterprises) Provided clinical management services to all divisions of patient care; including physicians, social workers, nurses and administration. Developed, facilitated and marketed parenting program. Successfully marketed program to out of state markets. Member of the Advisory Board formulating effective and cost efficient therapy programs for the community.

Director of Adolescent Services and Admission              Golden Valley Health Center; Golden Valley, MN

1990- 1991

Developed program concepts and marketing plans for three adolescent/child programs. Provided supervision for programs servicing 45 – 60 patients. Supervised admission process for daily census of 150 patient populations. Developed, supervised and marketed Locked Adolescent Sexual Offenders Program with Dr. Samuel El-Borno. Marketed Addictions Program with Dr. Patrick Carnes.

Director of Adolescent Services                                                          Fair Oaks Hospital; Summit, New Jersey   

1985- 1990

Developed, implemented, supervised and marketed therapy services for over 400 adolescents and families. Consultant for television movie and book related to crack-cocaine addiction. Developed training manual for educational hospital programs and staff on addiction, cross cultural relations, aggressive patient management, therapy concepts related to gang members, satanic workshop and sexual offenders. Lecturer and certified educator of Adolescent Treatment/Addiction Process. Presenter on radio, television and lecture circuit. Published articles for Jet, Ebony magazines and Today newspaper. Keynote presenter at Moments of Change national intervention conference

Director of Dual Diagnosis Program                                                         Fairview Hospital; Minneapolis, MN

1983-1985

Developed the initial Dual Diagnosis Program for acute adolescents in Minnesota. Program used as boiler plate for programs nationwide. 

Assistant Warden                                                        Arizona Boys Ranch Correctional Facility; Catalina, AZ   

1980-1985

Developed, implemented programs and managed correctional facility for 120 acute adjudicated males aged 12 to 21. Program related concepts included: management, addiction and criminal behavior, gang involvement and criminal behavior, victimization and criminal behavior, family generational criminal behavior. Trained and supervised internal and external security systems. Served as a community liaison and educator for surrounding businesses and neighborhoods.             

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Minnesota Correction Association
  • National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • MIBCA- Minnesota Institute for Black Chemical Associates
  • Twin Cities Chemical Dependency Prevention Advisory Board
  • ATSA – Association for Treatment of Sexual Aggressors
  • AIS – Association of Intervention Specialists
  • Intervention Specialist for Intervention Specialist and Change Institute

EDUCATION

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • BA in Psychology Counseling and Justice Administration
  • MA Organizational Management, Kensington University
  • Certified Clinician in Rational Emotive Therapy, State of New York
  • Certified Lecturer
  • State of Georgia, New Jersey, New York and Minnesota
  • National Consortium of Training in Sexual Aggression and New England Adolescent

Research Institute – Certified

Recovery Coach Certified